Yvonne tutors residential (or non-residential if you live nearby) courses at Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. This is the ideal place to learn botanical drawing and painting. It is a large, peaceful country house in its own grounds enjoying excellent food and friendly staff and students. The classes are mixed ability - complete beginners through to experienced and all students have one-to-one tuition and work at their own pace.
There are single and twin rooms available, all with private facilities. Partners and friends can join other courses running the same weekend if they are not interested in botanical painting. For example, there is a weekend learning about films made of the lives of famous artists (including Turner and Rembrandt), and seeing the actual films on the same dates as Yvonne's Knuston Hall course, on 16th-18th March 2018.
Details can be found at www.knustonhall.org.uk (tel: 01604 362200), email: email@example.com
SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS Distance Learning Course on botanical painting.
If you cannot get to a class in person, you can learn by post step-by-step on this two-year course for which Yvonne is an award-winning tutor. Students from all over the world do this course and produce wonderful results.
More information is on the website of the Society of Botanical Artists. www.soc-botanical-artists.org
The annual selling exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists is held annually. Details from their website. Members and non-members can exhibit.
Yvonne is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists who hold their annual selling exhibition at the Central Hall, Westminster in April each year. Details from the Society's website.
Her Orchid Vanda Blue Magic was on display in Singapore 2015 in the exhibition Tropical Splendour at the Singapore Botanical Gardens to celebrate the gardens being made a World Heritage Site.
A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks
by Dr Shirley Sherwood (Cassell 2001 £40 (hardback) £20 (paperback).
Yvonne is one of the artists featured in this book.
Flower Paintings from The Apothecaries' Garden
- Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from the Chelsea Physic
Garden edited by Andrew Brown published by Antique Collectors'
Club (2005) at £25. Yvonne is featured in the book which
shows paintings in the archives of the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden by Andrew Brown, Antique Collectors' Club 2015.
The Great Fen – Artists for Nature in England
by Chris Gerrard (Langford Press £35) features work
by wildlife and botanical artists for the Artists
for Nature Foundation to explain and illustrate the
Great Fen restoration project currently being undertaken by
The Wildlife Trusts.
The Art of Botanical Painting by Margaret Stevens (Harper Collins £20).
Published in association with the Society of Botanical Artists
at £20. This book will be for all those interested in
botanical painting and draws on the experience of many members
of the Society. It is the key text book for students who enrol
for the new SBA correspondence course in botanical painting
- see above. www.soc-botanical-artists.org.
The Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists by Margaret Stevens (Batsford 2013). Two of Yvonne's Gold Medal paintings of tulips were chosen for the front and back covers of this book.
Read Yvonne's article titled "Art On The Amazon" regarding her trip in March 2014 to the Amazon aboard the Swan Hellenic cruise ship Minerva.